It is time to start deciding on who you want representing you on campus next school year. IGNITE’s Elections Forum is coming to Lakeshore campus on March 6, giving Humber students a chance to meet the elections candidates, hear their platforms, and most importantly, ask them your questions. The candidates elected to student government represent the rights and interests of your student body. Here are five reasons why it is essential participate in the upcoming elections.
1. You can still be engaged in the conversation from the comfort of your bed
Can’t make it in person? IGNITE’s Facebook page will be live streaming the Elections Forum on Facebook Live. Questions from both Facebook and Twitter will be answered during the Q&A session.
2. Your vote matters
As recent history has shown; a handful of votes can win an election. Your voice and opinions matter when it comes to deciding who will represent the student body. If there is someone who you feel is best suited to deal with your concerns for the campus, raise your voice in support of that candidate. You could very well be a deciding factor.
3. It’s your right
As a student of Humber, voting in the elections is extremely easy. If you are currently enrolled and have a student ID number, you qualify to vote, and it’s your right. Many students feel like their voices aren’t heard when it comes to provincial elections, so here is a chance to be heard and make a difference in your school community.
4. You are directly impacted by those elected
It’s not just about that candidate running, it is ultimately about you, the student body! It may not seem like it, but if you take the shuttle bus, go to any of our events, are a part of a club, or even use the health and dental plan, you are actively participating in the services that IGNITE provides! All IGNITE initiatives are organized and lead by students in one-way or another.
The best way to get the full experience of elections is to get out there, talk to the candidates and think of all the ways you want to improve your school surroundings. The student body is the most crucial part of this election, so the only way to get results is to get involved.
Here are some important dates to keep track of as the elections kick into full gear:
Thurs Mar 1 – Candidate Forum, Guelph-Humber
Mon Mar 5 – Candidate Forum, North
Tues Mar 6 – Candidate Forum, Lakeshore
Mon Mar 12 – Fri Mar 16 – VOTING WEEK
Fri Mar 16 at 5 pm – Winners announced